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  • Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2014

    Self-organized teams manage their work, the processes that they use and the way that they work together as a team and with their stakeholders. Robert Pankowecki is writing a book on Developers Oriented Project Management which aims to help programmers, product owners, project managers and agile company owners to improve their project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.

  • Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

    by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014 1

    Why do we promise more than we can deliver? Why do we say yes when we are already too busy? Chronic Overcommitment is a pervasive problem in the IT industry. In this article we take a look at the behaviors that drive over commitment and the dynamics at play in your organization the make it a difficult problem to solve. Finally, we offer some advice to those who suffer from this affliction.

  • Intelligent Evolution: Making Change Work

    by Peter Leeson on  Jan 13, 2014

    Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail: they did not achieve the expected results, the investment in the change programme was greater than the value achieved, “improvements” were seen as mostly bureaucratic, or changes were abandoned soon after the implementation. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.

I’d Rather Be Coding – Writing Things Down

Posted by Nate McKie on  Dec 31, 2013

Developers hate writing down anything that isn’t code. But there are times on a project when a little documentation can go a long way. In this article, we discuss when and why to write things down. 5

Interview with Simon Baker, Author of No Bull

Posted by Marta Jasinska on  May 28, 2012

InfoQ has interviewed Simon Baker, cofounder of Energized Work and the 2009 recipient of the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award, author of the "No bull" publication on the past 12 years of Agile. 2

Swarming Across Distance

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  May 16, 2012

"Swarming" is a technique whereby many members of a team work together to deliver a User Story, taking advantage of the skills of many team members together. How do you do this in a distributed team? 3

Virtual Panel: Specification by Example, Executable Specifications, Scenarios and Feature Injection

Posted by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Nov 10, 2011

InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1

Design For Hybrid Agile Adoption

Posted by Upadrista Venkatesh on  Sep 01, 2011

Agile and offshore development are critical success factors for many organizations, but have never worked well together. The “Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A)” methodology offers a solution. 3

New book - Individuals and Interactions: An Agile Guide

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jul 18, 2011

Ken Howard and Barry Rogers have written a book that focuses on the first value from the Agile Manifesto. They provide advice, tools and techniques to help teams and individuals improve interactions. 2

A Process for Managing Risks in Distributed Teams

Posted by John Stouby Persson and Lars Mathiassen on  May 10, 2011

In this IEEE article, John Stouby Persson and Lars Mathiassen discuss a process for managing risks associated in managing the distributed software projects. 2

Book Excerpt: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Jun 15, 2010

In this article, excerpted from the book Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins shows you how to activate the journey toward high performance in an Agile team in both provocative and practical ways.

Learnings from Five Years as a Skype Architect

Posted by Andres Kutt on  Apr 28, 2010

This article by Andres Kutt summarizes six learnings from 55 months as an architecture team lead at Skype. Some of them are technical while some focus upon the softer aspects of an architect's work. 20

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